Jelena Ivanis

April 7, 2011
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The American Dream is alive and well in Chelsea with news that Chelsea High School senior Jelena Ivanis has been accepted to Harvard. Ivanis, a student supreme who has attended Chelsea Schools K-12, received the news last week. Her family came to Chelsea from Croatia in the 1990’s. According to Chelsea High School Principal...

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The Red Sox

April 7, 2011
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It is still a bit early and a bit cold, too, to be playing baseball. Perhaps it is the cold that is keeping the Red Sox from acting like the champions the sports writers predicted they were going to be. Before the season began last week, without so much as playing one game, some...

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Police Briefs 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Monday, March 28 Jesus Zavala, 26, 116 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, leaving scene of property damage, lights violation, stop sign violation, reckless operation of motor vehicle. Leonel Castro, 25, 9 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Juan Ortiz, 20, 5 Jackson Sq., Boston, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Louis Colombo Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Louis Colombo of Naples, FL, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 27. He was 59 years old. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal....

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What a View

March 31, 2011
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What a View

on a clear, bright sunny day before the warmth has come to spring, the view from Chelsea’s Aadmiral’s Hhill is gorgeous.

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Frank Kowalski Sr. Receives the 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

March 31, 2011
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Frank Kowalski Sr. Receives the 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

Frank Kowalski Sr. received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award at the 2011 Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Installation and Officers’ Reception Friday night at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. Master of Ceremonies Allan I. Alpert paid tribute to Kowalski, owner of Val’s Flowers, in the award presentation ceremony. “Frank has not only served the...

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Office Building may Start to Hold Church Services

March 31, 2011
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Office Building may Start to Hold Church Services

Broadway has traditionally been a business district, but a new proposal to locate a church in the middle of that busy business district has some in the City wondering if such changes in use are a positive step forward for the downtown. Alex and Sandra Umana of 965 Broadway, Chelsea, have proposed locating the...

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Police Chief Kyes Leads Expanded Policing Effort

March 31, 2011
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Special to the Record A group of local police chiefs and city and town leaders led by Chelsea Chief Bryan Kyes have banded together to increase the value of their law enforcement efforts. In a scenario that seeks to give police more tools to attack crime in their various communities – which are contiguous...

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City Fears Loss of Funds from Census Numbers

March 31, 2011
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Census figures say one thing on paper, but the reality on the streets in Chelsea is a completely different thing altogether. In the wake of last week’s Census 2010 population release, City Manager Jay Ash said he believes thousands of Chelsea residents went uncounted and that it will result in a great financial loss...

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Development taking off at the Mystic Mall

March 31, 2011
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The Mystic Mall is an example of the way things are going in Chelsea. The supermarket itself is the leading example of a successful, capital-intensive development that has gone to plan. Also going according to plan is the old Demoulas store that is undergoing a reincarnation. Two weeks ago Home Goods opened its doors....

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Police Briefs 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Monday, March 21 Darwin Calderon, 24, 146 Union St., #1, Everett, was arrested for pick pocketing. Maura Sullivan, 25, 64 Francis St., Basement Apt., Revere, was arrest on a warrant. Rigoberto Gonzalez, 53, 57 Hawthorne St., was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Jose S. Castillo, 34, 48 Essex St., Apt. 1, was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Sybil Swartz Of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop Sybil Swartz of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 22 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 83 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, shortly after graduating from high school, she moved to Winthrop where she raised her family. She was a...

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The Flagship

March 24, 2011
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The Flagship

There she is, the giant retail success story of all retail success stories, the Demoulas flagship, the Marketbasket, the great engine powering the development of the mall and causing so many from this city and outside of this city to talk about what’s going on in Chelsea. Since its opening almost 2 years ago,...

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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

March 24, 2011
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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

Chelsea’s HomeGoods store opened Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. A large crowd of shoppers attended the event, which featured good old fashioned shopping for much of the day. “This is one more sure sign that we are moving ahead with development plans that will change this mall in the years to come,” said City...

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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

March 24, 2011
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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

The grand opening for Chelsea’s T.J. Maxx store is Sunday, March 27 at 8 a.m. The doors will open to the brand new store in the Demoulas’s Mall. The retailing giant is offering stunning savings to shoppers on Oepning Day. Young men’s graphic t-shirt are $9.99 compared with $20 elsewhere. Girls’s top and bottom...

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Chelsea Police Cracking Down on Graffiti with Arrests

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea Police Department in their continued aggressive crackdown on graffiti in the city has charged a 15 year old Chelsea juvenile with multiple counts of defacement of property. These charges included several counts of malicious destruction against residential properties. The investigation which is still on-going has resulted in damaged property throughout the city...

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The City Council at Its Best

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea City Council’s recent vote to keep City Manager Jay Ash in Chelsea was a profile in courage for that board. It showed, above all else, that this city council is responsible, clear thinking, business minded and concerned about the residents and well being of this city. The unanimous vote the council gave...

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TJ Maxx Opening Sunday

March 24, 2011
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Chelsea’s TJ Maxx store opening will be held Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. The opening of this major retailing outlet is a wonderful shot in the arm to the local economy and will give as well a boost in creating new jobs and business energy. We urge all our readers and Chelsea shoppers to...

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Police Briefs 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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March 14 Milton Velis, 26, 9 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, red light violation. Augustine Arevalo, 55, 47 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Carlos DeLeon Robles, 29, 55 Park St., Lynn, was arrested for speeding, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, furnishing false name. Axel Cetino, 38, 101...

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Obituaries 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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Sukontha ‘Susie’ Rockwood Waitress at Revere’s China Roma Sukontha “Susie” Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In 1988, she moved to...

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Council Approves Ash’s Contract by 11-0 Vote

March 17, 2011
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Council Approves Ash’s Contract by 11-0 Vote

The Chelsea City Council voted to accept City Manager Jay Ash’s new contract by a unanimous vote following brief remarks made by a number of councilors, all of whom praised Ash and said they were pleased he will be staying on. Ash signed the contract last week, which provides for his salary to rise...

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Flatley/O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance a Big Success

March 17, 2011
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Flatley/O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance a Big Success

The John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown was packed to capacity Friday night for the 25th Annual Flatley Company St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Representative Gene O’Flaherty and the Flatleys made it all happen, again. There was the obligatory corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by a full evening of dancing and...

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Chelsea Woman Admits Starting Fire

March 17, 2011
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A Chelsea woman was held on $1 million cash bail last week after a Suffolk County prosecutor said she admitted to setting a Christmas Eve fire that killed 20-year-old Crystal Blanchard, left her boyfriend with third-degree burns, and injured two firefighters, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Melissa Pfeiffer, 27, of Chelsea,...

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Chelsea Still the Most Affordable

March 17, 2011
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Special to the Chelsea Record City Manager Jay Ash measures success in many ways.  Announcing that Chelsea remains the most affordable place in the area to own and occupy a single-family house is one that particularly brings a smile to his face. “Chelsea remains the region’s most affordable community to own and live in,”...

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